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Dichromate Jar

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Rallison, Richard
Date made: 1975
Materials: dichromated gelatin (reflection); glass
Measurements: 6 1/4 in x 3 in
Nomenclature: commercial/historical
Classification: holograms

Clear, footed glass jar with lid in form of truncated cone; lid is permanently sealed to glass; dichromated gelatin emulsion is on the inner part of the glass; hologram wraps around the entire glass and shows coins (U.S. and foreign), watch parts, gears, beads, jewelry, and the letter `R,' making it appear as though the glass is filled with these objects; gold tone with a greenish-blue tint, depending on angle of light.

Early holographic application commercially produced for personal adornment. Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.